BSc (Hons) Logistics Management
Bachelor of Science with Honours
- Duration: Up to 2 years
Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln
- Mode: Work Based Distance Learning
The BSc (Hons) Logistics Management degree is a work-based, distance learning degree and aims to break down the barriers between learning at work and learning at university. The programme takes into account the high levels of skills and learning that are demonstrated every day in the workplace and provides a degree framework to support and accredit this learning.
The course is open to all suitably qualified candidates and offers an opportunity to transfer your academic qualifications and work experience to achieve a degree in Logistics Management. The programme includes modules in Study Skills for Distance Learning, Reflection and Reflective Practice, Change Management, Supply Chain Strategy and Applied Problem Solving in the Logistics Workplace.
The BSc (Hons) Logistics Management degree is a 'top-up' course. The first one and two years of the course are accredited through previous academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience. This distance learning degree can take between 13 and 24 months to complete, depending on your individual circumstances and work commitments.
Students who graduate from this degree with at least a second class award, will have achieved the academic requirements to make them eligible to apply for Full Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
What You Will Study
Level 1 (Typically the First Year of the Degree)
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
General credit of 120 CATS points is awarded to students who meet the minimum entry criteria of an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent.
Level 2 (Typically the Second Year of the Degree)
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
General credit of 120 CATS points is awarded to students who meet the minimum entry criteria of an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent and have proof of relevant or current professional work experience.
Study Skills for Distance Learners
The module provides students with a structured framework within which to develop the essential skills for distance learning. You will be encouraged to take personal control of your learning and to balance the freedoms and disciplines inherent in a distance learning environment. Using models of theory and practice embellished by your personal experience, you will develop your ability to self-motivate, manage your own studies and reflect on how you learn. You will evaluate theories and practical models to challenge and to expand on received wisdoms to support both your academic and practical development.
Integrating Professional Logistics Experience
Reflection as a technique for aiding and reinforcing learning is a powerful tool in professional development and a wide range of learning environments. Reflective practice is about learning and developing, through examining what we think happened on any occasion and how we think others perceived the event. The manager must open their professional practice to the scrutiny of others, becoming a more effective manager as a result. At an organisational level critical reflection is the basis for maintaining the appropriate alignment of an organisation and forms the basis for strategic planning and organisational change.
This module will provide you with a structured framework within which to reflect on experiences during previous formal managerial training or within past and present Logistics working environments. You will be encouraged to develop your own abilities to practice reflection in the practical arena by critically evaluating your own ideas against academic theories and models, challenging and expanding your own individual management skills. You will facilitate this process through the production of a personal Learning Log, individual reading and study, and face-to-face or online discussion with your tutor.
Management of Change
This module aims to enable you to develop your workplace skills in the management of change by investigating your own organisation in relation to change management from a number of perspectives. You will consider your organisation’s business and market position— how it is structured and how it operates—to understand the context within which change happens. You will consider how organisational structure and culture may support or inhibit change as well as evaluating management of change theoretical models. You will also explore the impact of change on people and the skills needed by effective change agents and organisations.
Upon completion of the module, you will be able to use your learning to inform a study of change management in your organisation and to make recommendations about change strategies for the future.
Supply Chain Strategy
The aim of this unit is to enable you to critically examine the supply chain processes that facilitate the attainment of competitive advantage in a wide range of business sectors. You will also consider some of the issues shaping the development and selection of supply chain strategy within organisations. Upon completion of this unit you will be in a position to:
- Identify how logistics and supply chain strategy can contribute to the competitiveness of an organisation
- Critically evaluate the issues associated with the development of supply chain strategy
- Evaluate the notion of flexibility within supply chain strategy development
- Analyse organisational problems using supply chain related methodological tools and approaches
- Identify and reflect on the underlying values and beliefs of current supply chain practitioners where possible relating theory to practice
- Reflect on your thinking and understanding of the supply chain strategy implementation
Applied Problem Solving in the Logistics Workplace
You will look at some more unusual approaches to the solving of complex problems and at techniques used outside your own organisation and experience in this module. At an early stage you select a complex problem in your workplace to study throughout the unit and you will be expected to develop, integrate and apply your learning, ideas and techniques in a real practical context.
The module aims to provide students with:
- An understanding of the nature of complex problems, including problems with unknown or unpredictable features
- A range of advanced skills that will equip you to solve complex problems in the workplace
- Experience of applied complex problem solving in the workplace.
The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your capacity to work independently on a major piece of research and to utilise and build on skills and subject expertise developed in the promotion of your professional and personal skills. You will demonstrate your ability to analyse problems and to apply appropriate professional and self-developmental skills.
You will work with your tutor to research, develop and present your study for assessment following the agreed formats prescribed by the University.
How You Are Assessed
Throughout the course assessment methods are designed to enable you to develop your potential and permit a close working relationship between the learning experience and individual assessment. Assessment strategies will reflect the focus of the course on independent self-managed learning.
Each programme is designed to meet the needs of students in any business who want to upgrade their operations skills and progress their qualifications to degree level.
To qualify for direct entry to the top-up degree we normally look for a recent level 5 qualification (up to 5 years old) and on-going employment in a relevant field to the course subject area.
We may also accept candidates with a level 4 qualification or extensive work experience under certain conditions.
If you are unsure of your suitability for the degree, please contact our Admissions team.
Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills and abilities to succeed in the workplace. This degree has been devised to give you just that edge. Because all students will already be employed the benefits of the degree are:
- Academic recognition for learning you have already achieved
- Study at a pace and place to suit you, the potential to work towards the degree when work and personal commitments allow and to take a break from the course when other pressures take over
- Learning is relevant and focused on issues in your job
- Direct access to specialist expertise to support work-based projects and to extend the scope of your activities
- Immediate opportunities to apply theory in practice
- Improved performance and the ability to respond to change.
- Improved performance and competitive edge
- Increased motivation, confidence and creativity of workforce
- Immediate benefits from availability of expertise and advice on work based projects
- Customised programmes to suit your organisation.
||Work Based Distance Learning
||£7,000 fee for the duration of the programme
|Payment Option 1
||One instalment of £7,000 at enrolment
|Payment Option 2
||Two instalments of £3,500, first at enrolment and second in 12th month of study
|Payment Option 3
||Four instalments of £1,750, first at enrolment and then every six months of study
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